Chief Justice Chandrachud Rues Delays, Pendencies Of Cases
New Delhi, December 31 (TNA) Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has said that bail is one of the most fundamental rules of the criminal justice system and not jail. He further said that yet in practice the number of undertrials languishing in jails in India shows a contradictory and deprivation of liberty situation.
The CJI further pointed out how according to the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG), more than 63 lakh cases are pending across the country due to the non-availability of lawyers and more than 14 lakh cases are pending for documents.
People should get rid of the colonial mindset of treating district courts as subordinate judiciary, CJI Chandrachud stated at at the inauguration of Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy as district courts are not only the backbone of the judiciary, but also act as a judicial institution for many.